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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kate and Pippin- an Unlikely Love Story (Children's Book Review)

Kate & Pippin 
An Unlikely Love Story
Author:  Martin Springett
Published: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Penguin
Pages:  32
Format:  Hardcover
ISBN 9780670065974
Kids - Reference/Pets ages 9-12
Source:  I borrowed a copy

"Pippin, a helpless baby fawn was abandoned by her mother on the property of Isobel Springett. Isobel's Great Dane, Kate, adopted Pippin immediately and they have been best friends ever since.
The story of Kate's and Pippin's loving relationship is charmingly chronicled in a handsome book featuring the beautiful photography of Isobel Springett." (http://www.kateandpippin.com/index.html)

My Review:

Kate and Pippin is the story of unlikely friendships that endure time and differences. Oddly, this is the story of an orphaned fawn who is befriended by a female Great Dane. Mothered by the giant dog, bottle fed by the dog's owner, this little fawn named Pippin grew up not knowing she was different.  She was loved and played with and cared for and she grew up under the loving eye of an enormous dog named Kate.

Touching in its infinite wisdom, Kate and Pippin demonstrates to all children and people everywhere that differences don't matter. Friendships can endure distance and differences.  This book is based upon the true story of Kate and Pippin. The author visited Kate and Pippin with his sister, who collaborated in presenting the story for the book, and recorded this endearing story for all to share in the marvel of this unlikely friendship.

Recommended for ages 9-12 and for parents to read to children of all ages.  The lessons learned from Kate and Pippin are timeless and ageless.

About the Author and Photographer:

Equestrian and photographer Isobel Springett has been documenting the unlikely love story of Kate and Pippin for over two years. She lives in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, with her husband and son.
Martin Springett is an author, illustrator and musician who has won numerous awards for his illustrations, including two Aurora Awards for Artistic Achievement. He lives in Toronto.

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